Laura Allen

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Laura Allen
Born (1974-03-21) March 21, 1974 (age 41)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Bruce Weyman (m. 2006); 2 children

Laura Allen (born March 21, 1974) is an American actress. She starred as Lily Tyler during the first two seasons of the USA Network show The 4400.

Personal life[edit]

Allen was born in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of Julie and David Allen.[1] She grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington as the middle child of three sisters: older Jennifer (Jenny) and younger Lindsay. She attended Wellesley College as a Sociology major and graduated in 1996. She worked with the NYPD as a domestic violence counselor[2] before pursuing acting.

She and Bruce Weyman married at the Relais Palazzo del Capitano in Pienza, Italy on September 23, 2006. They have two children.[3]


Allen first established her career portraying Laura Kirk-English DuPres on the soap opera All My Children from 2000–2002, taking over the role from Lauren Roman, who originated the role in 1995-1998. After departing AMC, Allen went on to play Susan Delacorte in Julia Roberts's Mona Lisa Smile co-starring with Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles. She later starred in USA Network's hit series, The 4400. She played the role of Lily Tyler. However, her character was written out of the show before its third season. She did reprise the role of Lily Tyler in 2007 in the fourth season of The 4400 for one episode.[4]

In 2006, Allen was a guest star on House M.D. in the episode "All In", as Sarah, the mother of a sick 6-year-old boy. She was also a guest star in the season 2 episode of Criminal Minds "Open Season" as the victim of two serial killers and alongside Cynthia Nixon in the 2007 season premiere of Law & Order: SVU. She starred as Julia Mallory in the first season of the FX drama series Dirt. Her character was a Hollywood heroin addict. She also appeared as a former love interest of Major Owen Hunt on the ABC's Grey's Anatomy in 2009. Other recent projects include the thrillers Hysteria, From Within and The Collective, and Old Dogs with John Travolta and Robin Williams. She has played regular characters in two television series: Katie Nichols in Terriers in 2010 and Hannah Britten in Awake in 2012. 2014 portrayed Meg[5] on the side of Eli Roth, Peter Stormare and Elizabeth Whitmere,[6] in the British horror film Clown.[7] She also portrayed Linda Kessler in the Drama thriller film Nanny Cam.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Tale of Two, AA Tale of Two Limo Girl Short film
2003 Mona Lisa Smile Susan Delacorte
2005 How You Look to Me Jane Carol Webb
2008 From Within Trish
2008 Collective, TheThe Collective Clare
2009 Old Dogs Kelly
2010 Cherry Linda
2010 Hysteria Erin
2013 Red Car Marilyn Short film
2014 Clown Meg McCoy
2014 Nanny Cam Linda Kessler


Year Title Role Notes
2000 $treet, TheThe $treet Jennifer Episode: Pilot
2000–01 All My Children Laura English Main role
2004 Cold Case Vanessa Porter Episode: "Late Returns"
2004 North Shore Monique Episode: "More"
2004 Sucker Free City Samantha Wade TV film
2004–05, 2007 4400, TheThe 4400 Lily Tyler Main role (seasons 1–2);
Guest role (season 4), Episode: "One of Us";
18 episodes
2006 House Sarah Alston Episode: "All In"
2007 Criminal Minds Bobbi Baird Episode: "Open Season"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cass Magnall Episode: "Alternate"
2007–08 Dirt Julia Mallory Recurring role; 14 episodes
2009 Grey's Anatomy Beth Whitman Episodes: "Beat Your Heart Out", "Before and After"
2009 CSI: Miami Sondra Moore Episode: "Dissolved"
2010 Terriers Katie Nichols Main role; 13 episodes
2012 Awake Hannah Britten Main role; 13 episodes
2013 Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives Alison Dunn TV film
2013–14 Ravenswood Rochelle Matheson Recurring role; 6 episodes
2014 NCIS: New Orleans Katherine Wilson Episode: "Watch Over Me"
2015 Suits Annabelle [Specter] Episodes: "Hitting Home", "Faith"


  1. ^ "Profile of Laura Allen at". 1974-03-21. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  3. ^ "Profile in ''People Magazine''". 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  4. ^ Lee, Patrick. "What Happened To 4400's Lily?". Archived from the original on 2006-07-15. Retrieved 2006-12-11. 
  5. ^ Med (Laura Allen)
  6. ^ Clown
  7. ^ Eli Roth’s Clown stars Peter Stormare, Eli Roth, Laura Allen, and Elizabeth Whitmere
  8. ^ Nanny Cam - MarVista Entertainment

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